For me, this is literally the most wonderful time of the year. It’s so happy and cozy and there’s nothing better than listening to holiday music or watching Christmas movies while snuggling with Trevor and the Teddy Bear.
For those of you who want some tasty winter-y, cozy yumminess, today, I’ve gathered up all my favorite feel good holiday recipes. Everything from cozy drinks to hearty side dishes to…
Let the coziness begin!
Oh, but wait, if you’re still looking for last minute gifts for your loved ones, be sure to check out our foodie gift guide!! ❄️
Now onto the holiday eats and treats!!!
Is there anything cozier than biscuits and gravy? I mean, really? Pillsbury Grands provides the easiest, butteriest base for this creamy rosemary, thyme sausage gravy. Trust me, you guys. This recipe is E.A.S.Y.
Christmas mornings must have coffee cake. ☕ This coffee cake has a pecan, cinnamon-y streusel, and a maple glaze. Perfect to go with my nutella hot chocolate. 👇
Chocolate chip muffins will forever be my favorite. ‘Nough said. ♡
Snacks, Sides, & Apps:
Midwest staple right here! Cozy winter nights were not complete without my mom’s broccoli rice casserole. This amped up version uses real cheese, brown rice, and only ONE pot!
Carbs. ♡ ♡ ♡ Thanksgiving and Christmas are allllll about the sides. Especially mashed potatoes. Amiright? These are made even better, because they’re made in the crockpot.
Because we need something green at the holiday table. These brussels sprouts are perfect for those who think they don’t like brussels sprouts, because these are smothered in maple syrup, goat cheese, and b.a.c.o.n.
Another midwest staple. There is no Christmas without my green bean casserole. Let’s just say…b.a.c.o.n.
If you’re looking to keep things light and simple look no further! This roast chicken with vegetables is made on ONE sheet pan and is coated in an apple cider vinegar, honey, and rosemary dressing!
Feelin’ fancy? This salmon may look complicated, but it’s seriously SO easy. And delicious.
While I love all my dinners equally, I WILL be eating this for my Christmas dinner. Some traditions are too good to mess with. 🙂 Salty and sweet at its finest!
Because I love my crockpot and this soup is coooooozy to the max. Throw everything into your crockpot and have your holiday dinner ready with minimal effort!
Calling all mint chocolate lovers!
Chocolate chips + white chocolate chips + pecans + cashews = best.cookie.ever.
I have a love/hate relationship with these cookies. I love, love, LOVE how they taste, but frosting cookies is not my forte. Somebody help me? 😉
Trevor’s Grandma’s famous cookies! Soft, fluffy, sugary. What more is there to a really great cookie? 🙂
Gluten free folks need to have some good cookies too! These are my all time f.a.v.o.r.i.t.e. Do I need to go on? Hint: chocolate + peanut butter.
My favorite holiday treat. Hands down. Mint chocolate lovers only! 😉
Bites, Bars, & More:
Because making a “real” pie terrifies me. That being said, I PROMISE, you’ll love these bite sized treats. They’re pecan pie, but they’re bite sized, and they’re filled with caramel and optional chocolate chips.
These. You guys. Are everything. And that’s coming from someone who is NOT a fruit dessert lover. Shortbread crust + salted caramel + apple slices + crumbly, streusel perfection.
Puppy Chow aka Muddy Buddies: (be sure to check out our how-to video here!)
For the love of all things holiday goodness, stop what you’re doing and make this recipe. This is the BEST puppy chow you’ll ever have, because I use MORE chocolate, MORE peanut butter, and MORE powdered sugar. #holidaywinning
- Dump all ingredients into crockpot.
- Cook until warm.
- Be happy, because, um, nutella.
If you’re looking for an adult beverage to enjoy, this is your drink. It makes a whole pitcher, and it’s filled with a homemade (super easy) maple cinnamon simple syrup!
Happy Holidays everyone! ❄️ May your days be merry and your belly’s be full. 😉
What are your favorite holiday food traditions? Show me the yummy!